I have collected Japanese teapots for over forty years. This pot has been my favorite. The permanent wire mess liner is far superior to the removable wire baskets found in many pots. While pouring tea, one can feel a lovely balance.
Yesterday I dropped the lid. :( Very pleased to see that the Hannya Shinkyoh Kyuso is still available so that I can order a replacement. And free shipping! Nice!
Hope you enjoy!